Update: Marella Cruises waved goodbye to Marella Spirit in October 2018! But don’t worry – there’s sure to be another member of their marvelous fleet for you to sail away on.
It’s perhaps apt that there’s a laid-back lounge bar full of quizzes and fun onboard this cruise ship associated with high spirits. Cruising with Marella Spirit means there’s always a smile on your face, not only for the destinations you’ll visit, but also the inspiration and intrigue promised by its facilities too.
For thoughtful and artistic guests, both the photography and portraiture galleries captivate and inspire. You can unwind in the worldly Explorer’s Lounge, while more active guests can let it all loose at the Lido Bar, where parties often spill out on deck.
Marella Spirit’s international inspirations are readily found. The Raffles Bar, refined and classy, takes its cues from its namesake bar in Singapore, while dining options include Sirocco’s A La Carte Restaurant and The Compass Rose Restaurant, where the finest dishes make their bid for your plate. Of course, more laid-back dining options can be found in the steaks on hot stones at the Terrace Grill or the beef burritos of the Lido Restaurant.
Each restaurant boasts superb kids’ menus, while children will also have tons to do onboard. The Showtime Stage School inspires their performance skills, while the Kid’s Club keeps them active with colouring and crafting. For teens, Graffiti’s is the dedicated space where plans are made and hangouts are discussed. Altogether, you can expect youngsters of all ages to make plenty of new friends on their voyage.
Health conscious guests are well catered for onboard Marella Spirit too. While the pools are a given, the sauna and spa keeps you feeling rejuvenated, and well equipped gyms ensure you’re able to work up a sweat with the best systems at sea. It’s just another way in which Marella Spirit looks to make your next cruise as fulfilling as possible!
All our cabins come with air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, 2 full-length wardrobes, and a safe (at a charge).
This is Spirit’s finest cabin, sitting proudly on deck 9. It’s 40m2 – more than twice the size of two deluxe cabins – and it comes with a king-size bed. A private furnished balcony and picture windows let the light flood in. A CD player and DVD player offer all the comforts of home in the separate living area, and there’s a minibar for refreshments. The roomy bathroom comes with a whirlpool bath, a shower and a WC.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
You’ll get queen-size or twin beds when you pick a Deluxe Balcony cabin, which measures 19m². For your comfort, the rooms are equipped with chairs and a table, plus a minibar. Best of all, they have a private furnished balcony for sea views. The en suite bathroom has a shower over a bath and a WC.
Some of the cabins are inter-connecting. Ask your travel agent for more information.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
Set on decks 6-8, these Deluxe cabins come with queen-size or twin beds. A folding bed sleeps a third person. A picture window keeps the 19m² space light and bright, and it’s furnished with chairs and a table, plus a minibar. The en suite bathroom has a shower over a bath and a WC.
Some of the cabins are inter-connecting. Ask your travel agent for details.
The view from some Deluxe cabins may be partially obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.
These Outside cabins have a porthole so you get the benefit of sea views. There’s a queen-size bed or 2 single beds, side by side or in an L-shape. For families, 4-berth cabins have twin beds and 2 upper berths that fold down when they’re needed.
There’s extra wardrobe space here, too. Standard cabin sizes are 13-16m², and there’s an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC.
Standard Inside cabin sizes are 13-16m². Your space is accessorised with pale furnishings and fabrics, and there’s a queen-size bed or 2 singles side by side or in a L-shape. The 4-berth cabins have twin beds and 2 upper berths that fold down, plus extra wardrobe space. The en suite bathroom has a shower and WC.
These compact yet comfortable cabins are designed with the single traveller in mind. They come with a porthole for sea views, a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. They’re often booked by solo cruisers or friends who prefer not to share when travelling.
These compact yet comfortable cabins are designed with the single traveller in mind. They come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. They’re often booked by solo cruisers or friends who prefer not to share when travelling.
From afternoon tea to late-night buffets, there’s plenty of choice for food-lovers onboard Marella Spirit. Dining in the ship's 4 restaurants strikes a perfect balance between formal and informal. At the Lido Restaurant, you can help yourself to a little of everything that takes your fancy. Otherwise, there's waiter service in the main dining room and top-notch cuisine in their à la carte restaurant. And don’t forget the captain’s weekly gala reception and dinner. It’s a pull-out-all-the-stops night that calls for a dressing-up – both frocks and food.
Breakfast omelettes, lunchtime barbecues, pizzas and just-flipped burgers are served on the open deck outside the Lido Restaurant.
Once you’ve helped yourself to a buffet spread of pastas, salads, fish and meat, you’re free to dine wherever you wish at this informal restaurant. Every now and then, our chefs lay on themed nights – you’ll get anything from Indian spiced dishes to Tex-Mex burritos and shredded beef tacos.
For a really special evening, this à la carte restaurant serves signature dishes like lobster thermidor while you get to enjoy attentive waiter service in a sophisticated setting.
Just so you know, a cover charge applies and you’ll need to make a reservation.
Meals are an elegant affair here. Serving breakfast, lunch and a multi-course dinner with waiter service, this airy restaurant has an open-seating policy, so you can dine where and when you like during opening times. Signature dishes include beef wellington and salmon en croûte.
You’ll find a room service menu in the Life Onboard magazine in your cabin. You can order 24 hours a day and the bill will be added to your onboard account.
From the opening deck party to the Captain’s Gala Reception, Marella Spirit is really proud of its entertainment. The show lounge serves up a nightly cocktail of show-stopping numbers. Elsewhere on the ship, the lounges are filled with live music and there are plenty of quizzes, games and challenges timetabled throughout the day.
Edge-to-edge windows allow for excellent sea views in this sophisticated bar, which has comfy seating and a dance floor. Live music and cabaret make it an entertaining spot.
Grab some snacks and snuggle down for 3-daily showings of modern classic and recently released movies in this 200-seat cinema.
With its mix of bar stools and bucket chairs, Raffles Bar takes its style from Raffles in Singapore. It’s a welcoming spot for meeting friends for pre-dinner drinks with a pianist soundtracking your conversations.
Deck parties, lively quizzes, cooking demos – this outdoor bar next to the pool and Lido Restaurant is the place to be when you want to let your hair down.
On the top level of the show lounge, this is the place to get your drinks before taking a seat for the nights entertainment.
The 2-storey show lounge is the ships’ biggest space and our professional show team pulls out all the stops to keep you entertained every evening. They fly in comedy acts from the UK while you’re on board, and you can expect West End-style production numbers with big voices and flamboyant dance routines.
Roulette and blackjack tables and fruit machines make this a popular hangout for the after-dinner crowd. Beginners can sign up for casino game lessons.
This traditional lounge is the heart of the ship. It’s the place for light-hearted quizzes, bingo, and game shows during the day. Later on, it turns in to a late-night disco with live music that’ll keep you on your feet long in to the night.
You’ll be relaxed in next to no time once you’ve hunkered down in this quiet lounge. It’s traditionally furnished with comfy bucket chairs and banquettes, and nautical memorabilia dotted around and about.
This is just the ticket if you want to take home a special memento of your time onboard. Choose to have a portrait shoot in the indoor studio, or a more relaxed shoot outside, with the ship and sea in the background.
Stop by the gallery to view photos of your time on board and find out about booking a private portrait session.
This is a quiet place with internet access for keeping in touch with friends and family back home. If you’re short of reading material, it’s also stocked with shelves of books. You’re welcome to borrow whatever takes your fancy.
This parade of boutiques is open when the ship is at sea. You can browse a great range of jewellery, perfume, and designer outfits. And keep checking back, as special offers change on a daily basis.
Curl up with a good book and enjoy an afternoon of reading, or team up with a partner for a game of cards in this quiet room. There are a dozen or so tables and a cupboard stacked with board games – old favourites and new.
Spend the day taking it easy: relax by the swimming pool with a drink in your hand, head to the spa for a massage or spend some time in the saunas.
Head to the salon to treat yourself to a new hairdo and manicure to make sure you’re looking your best for the formal night. While you’re here, why not pop in to the well-equipped spa for some me-time? Their beauty consultants will advise you on the right treatments or massages for you.
This is a gym and sauna rolled in to one. When you’re done working out on the treadmill, there’s plenty of time for taking it nice and easy in the sauna.
The main pool is one for all the family. There’s a bar and grill to hand, plus plenty of loungers for soaking up the sun
The whirlpool bath next to the adults-only pool is the place for a relaxing soak.
Oceans Pool on deck 8 is just for adults. Because it’s at the stern, it benefits from excellent sea views.
Right at the top of the ship, this outdoor teak deck opens during daylight hours and is devoted to sports like basketball, football, and table tennis.
Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.
They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.
Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.
The accredited staff at the onboard Kids’ Club do a brilliant job keeping youngsters entertained. There’s messy time with arts and crafts, dressing-up, movie nights and pyjama parties. Trips to the bridge to high-five the captain and behind-the-scenes backstage tours also make the line-up. They’ll even take your little ones to breakfast a couple of times a week while you get a lie-in. Groups are split in to 2 or 3, depending on ages and numbers. Tots is for 3 to 5-year-olds and Team is for 6 to 8 years – sometimes these 2 are combined. They’ve also got lots of activities that hit the mark for the 9 to 11 age group, in Tribe. Best of all, the club is free.
Open in high season, teens meet here to hang out and discuss their plans for the day.
The main pool on deck 5 is paired with a little pool for kids to splash in. This is one for all the family.
Wannabe Harry Styles and budding Lady Gagas will be in their element at the Showtime Stage School. Here, 9 to 16-year-olds can learn the tricks of the trade from the professionals, as the onboard show team puts them through their paces with acting, dancing and singing workshops. At the end of the cruise, there may even be a live performance. Three 90-minute lessons cost £35 per child. Just so you know, though, they only run if there’s enough demand.
Keep your eyes peeled for Thomson the Dog during your family holiday. He’s been known to pop up at the poolside for story time, and he’s rather fond of a photo session or 2.
One of the perks of cruising is visiting lots of new places one after the other. They’ve got a range of shore excursions for the whole family. For little ones, they organise trips to waterparks, aquariums and beaches, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming with stingrays and dolphins. If you’re travelling with children aged 10 and over, there’s also the option of 2 wheels. Most of their ships have mountain bikes onboard. At almost every port, you can join an experienced guide and pedal your way around the best sights.
Dining doesn’t have to be a formal affair onboard. Their buffet restaurants have a huge choice of dishes for a relaxed family get-together. For children, there are favourites like pasta and fries on the menu, with ice-cream cones for pudding. The afternoon teas – all gooey cakes and freshly baked scones – are a firm favourite, and there are regular barbecue lunches out on deck. Don’t miss our Baked Alaska Parade, either.